Call for Proposals - Strengthening joint European S&T centres in Third Countries - Specific Programme "Capacities" Programme RTD FP7-INCO-2011-8 Closed!


The INCO-HOUSE activity is complementary to the INCO-LAB activity as its goal is to support the opening of the institutional arrangement of joint centres funded by one or several Member States and Associated Countries and located in third countries.

The INCO-HOUSE activity does not aim at regrouping existing liaison offices, which purpose is to promote national research programmes or organisations from the Member States or Associated countries.

It targets joint centres, which aims are to promote collaborative research programmes in fundamental and applied sciences between one or several Member State or Associated Countries and one third country through co-funding mechanisms.

The objective of the INCO-HOUSE activity is to prepare the way for opening the institutional arrangement of the joint centres to additional European organisations thus helping Member States and Associated Countries develop coordinated activities with third countries.


The activities would cover the cost of a feasibility study of the opening of the institutional arrangement as well as coordination costs linked to the involvement of additional organisations (travel, personnel costs...). The proposals should also propose a plan for dissemination of the results including the organisations of workshops and/or seminars.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 0,50 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 March 2011 - 10 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Programme 2011 - International Cooperation (Work programme)
  • Strengthening joint European S&T centres in Third Countries: INCO-HOUSE activity (FP7-INCO-2011-8, INCO-HOUSE) (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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